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Sympathy For The Devil – Rolling Stones

This track by the Rolling Stones spent three weeks in the UK top 40 in 2003.

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Ten years ago this week, Sympathy for the devil by the Rolling Stones entered the UK singles chart at its highest position of number 14. After one week at its peak position, the song started to slide down the chart but remained in the top 40 for another two weeks.

Sympathy for the devil was released on the Mercury record label and was the forty-first of forty-three UK top 40 hits for the Rolling Stones. It was a remix of a track that originally appeared on the 1968 album Beggars banquet, which peaked at number 3 in the UK albums chart.

The song was also a hit for Guns ‘N’ Roses in 1995. Their cover version reached number 9 in the UK chart.

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This track was included on the Rolling Stones’ compilation album Rolled gold – the very best of the Rolling Stones.


UK singles chart for the week ending 13 September 2003

  1. Where is the love?Black Eyed Peas

  2. White flagDido

  3. Are you ready for love (remix)Elton John

  4. Baby boyBig Brovaz

  5. BreatheBlu Cantrell featuring Sean Paul

  6. Wildest dreamsIron Maiden

  7. Pretty green eyesUltrabeat

  8. Like glueSean Paul

  9. Silence is easyStarsailor

  10. Miss independentKelly Clarkson


  1. I just don’t know what to do with myselfWhite Stripes

  2. Sympathy for the devilRolling Stones

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